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Fratello Friday: 5 More Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]

Look, Ma, No Hands: 7 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally beyond. Below is a list of watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and … [Read more...]

More from Geneva: Christophe Claret, De Bethune, Urwerk, and Moser

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The SIHH takes place at the massive Palexpo convention center near the Geneva airport, but during that week in January, the whole city becomes a new-watch paradise. My final day in Geneva took me away from the halls of the SIHH to take a look at a number of other new watches, from brands that were not part of the show, shown to retailers and journalists either in suites at one of the city's … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s December 7 Auction Has Something for Everyone

Antiquorum will hold its Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces sale at its New York headquarters on December 7. Highlights of the sale include a Vacheron Constantin minute repeating perpetual calendar, a unique Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370, an IWC Grand Complication No. 50/50, an Urwerk Ref. 202P Special Edition, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 3970P. Find images and a video link inside. … [Read more...]

De Bethune, TAG Heuer, Zenith and Others Take Top Prizes at 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

More than 1,500 personalities from the watchmaking world turned out at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on Saturday November 19 for the 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix awards ceremony. The “Aiguille d’Or” prize for the watch of the year went to the De Bethune's DB28. … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Urwerk Creates Unique UR-103 Phoenix for Only Watch

Master watchmaker and Urwerk co-founder Felix Baumgartner proudly announces Urwerk's presence at Only Watch 2011. As an expression of commitment to the Only Watch cause, Urwerk will be auctioning the UR-103 Phoenix, a unique timepiece made of white gold and hand-decorated by master engraver Jean-Vincent Huguenin, one of the most gifted artists in this field. … [Read more...]

Big Shots: Images from 2009

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For those of you who like to collect watch images, we've assembled a few that we presented in larger resolutions during the past year. We have a little of everything... something old, something new, something for everyone. Simply click the smaller images to view the larger versions. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Urwerk UR-CC1, Code Name “King Cobra”

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Until now, no one has developed a production wristwatch with true retrograde linear displays. Urwerk's UR‐CC1 achieves this feat. It has two horizontal indications displayed by two retrograde cylinders: one for the (jumping) hours, the other for the minutes. The watch is the result of more than three years of research, development and testing to ensure that the rotation and instant fly‐back of … [Read more...]